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Here’s a basic sketch of Monty Alexander’s “Renewal”.  True to its title, I don’t think he ever plays it the same way twice.  I’ve heard about half a dozen versions of the tune in different styles and tempos.  One of my favorites can be found on the album Threesome, with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Grady Tate.  On that record they give the head a long rubato treatment before easing into a swinging reggae feel.